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Brandon A.

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Review for Neighborhood Bike Works, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Neighborhood Bike Works is a wonderful organization that has introduced me to the wonderful world of Cycling, from Road to Mountain, as well as taught me how to do everything from changing a tube, to overhauling a bottom bracket. I've learned how to maintain my bikes, how to interact with adults as well as young children, as well as ride alongside traffic. The Staff and Volunteers at NBW are knowledgeable, and kind people that are passionate about cycling as well as being mentors to the students who continually return and support NBW. I have volunteered and taken Earn-A-Bike Courses, and I am part of the NBW Racing Team, this group spans both Road and Mountain cycling, and is a group of Earn-A-Bike Graduates, ranging from 10 to 18 years of age. We rode alongside staff, board members, volunteers, parents, and enthusiasts to Harrisburg in the Summer of 2010 to meet with representatives to raise money for the program. NBW has helped me lose 40 lbs, 30 in the Summer of 2009, and 10 recently. They have also opened doors for the Racing Team to join Amateur // Semi - Pro Teams such as QCW, and Tri-State-Velo, and has gotten some involved in charity cycling events such as the MS 150 City to Shore. Neighborhood Bike Works has opened doors spanning from racing, to volunteering, and even jobs. It has taught hundreds of children from Philadelphia, and surrounding cities how to ride safely, build, and maintain bicycles.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daily life, commuting, exercise, and has given me job experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization I would increase security measures. I would also improve advertising.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

My Uncle is a racer in Quaker City Wheelmen and had prior knowledge.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Increased fitness, more active lifestyle, better social skills, and increased job opportunities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Client Served & I recieved training and education on bicycle building skills. I also volunteered at Earn-A-Bike classes as a mentor.